Because of you, when disaster struck, we were able to launch a Telehealth program within weeks, allowing us to continue to see families when in person therapy was not an option.
As of May 2020, our entire therapy team was able to be trained, and virtual therapy was resumed with 70% of Easterseals families.
“Even though they may not be able to be with their therapist in person, it is powerful knowing we can make a difference virtually with the use of Telehealth, while protecting the safety of our clients and their families.” – Carolyn, Easterseals Physical Therapist
Because of you, Timber Pointe Outdoor Center was able to offer 48 respite weekends to families, at no cost to them. Within a matter of days, all 48 slots were filled, and campers with special needs and their families were able to enjoy much needed time in the great outdoors.
Your support was also instrumental in opening up and subsidizing day camp registrations for campers in summer 2020, as well as helped launch the TPOC-U e-learning program when schools were unable to open.
Because of you, when students at the Easterseals Learning Academy returned to school in Fall 2020 for the first time since March, they were greeted with a wonderful surprise.
Their outside patio had been transformed into a bright, colorful Sensory Garden, designed to create a multi-sensory experience for students and to enhance their learning environment. Filled with artwork created by Teacher’s Aide and free-hand artist Niccole Maloney, the garden’s vibrant multi-colored flowers, insects and giant bird promote visual stimulation and help students with their social emotional development.
Because of you, we were able to break ground on our Growing Together project in Bloomington-Normal.
In 2019 we embarked on the Growing Together Capital Campaign in Bloomington-Normal – a partnership with the BN YMCA and OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center to create a community center that will unite all members of our community, and propel our organizations into a new era of service to the entire region. This new YMCA Community Center will help Easterseals bring therapy to where kids are, serve the entire family in an easily-accessible location and provide collaborative care in an inclusive facility. This project is scheduled to be completed this summer.
All of these exciting endeavors, and many, many more were made possible because of you.
Thank you for always rooting for the children and families served by Easterseals.
We couldn’t do what we do, without you.